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It’s now official. FCA and Google have teamed up to expand the tech giant’s self-driving car program. Up until now, Google has mostly used Toyota and Lexus models for its self-driving car prototypes, but soon we will be seeing the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica hybrid minivan sporting Google’s gear. The automaker announced that the first-of-its-kind collaboration […]

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J.D. Power just released the results of its second-annual 2016 Tech Choice Study, showing clear generational divides in areas of driver-assistance systems, entertainment features and alternative-mobility solutions. 2016 J.D. Power Tech Choice Study This survey focuses on awareness, interest and price sensitivity regarding advanced automotive technologies, things like backup cameras, smart parking systems and traffic-jam […]

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Volvo’s self-driving cars are heading to the United Kingdom next year. The Swedish automaker has announced that it will launch the U.K.’s largest and most ambitious self-driving car trial yet in hopes of speeding up the introduction of a technology aimed to reduce car accidents while freeing up road congestion. Volvo is also working on […]

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Volvo is also planning a self-driving project for the U.S. Recently, the Swedish automaker announced its plans to launch China’s most advanced self-driving experiment that will put up to 100 autonomous vehicles to the test on public roads. Speaking at the National Automobile Dealers Association convention, Volvo North America CEO Lex Kerssemakers confirmed the automaker […]

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Google is putting its self-driving cars on the roads of Phoenix, Arizona. It will be the fourth city that will allow Google to test its self-driving car prototypes, and the new location will give its vehicles a chance to practice driving in a desert environment. In addition, the Lexus RX450h SUVs will get to “experience […]

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Recently Honda’s newest Civic LX equipped with advanced-driver assistance systems proved it could navigate a 25-mile Metro Detroit road course nearly hands free. While the automaker is reluctant to tout its technology as truly hands-free, the vehicle starting at $20,440, and giving a taste of what Tesla has with Autopilot at a fraction of the […]

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Self-driving cars have overcome another regulatory hurdle as U.S. vehicle regulators say that the artificial intelligence system piloting a self-driving car can be the legal driver. The National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA) told this to Google’s self-driving car unit in a letter after the tech company submitted plans for a self-driving car that has “no […]

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Porsche has no plans to join in the self-driving car race. “One wants to drive a Porsche by oneself,” said Chief Executive Oliver Blume in an interview with Westfalen-Blatt. “An iPhone belongs in your pocket, not on the road,” said Blume, stressing that Porsche does not need to team up with any major tech companies […]

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Google and Apple are further along with their car projects than Daimler’s CEO Dieter Zetsche originally assumed. Zetsche told German weekly Welt am Sonntag that in his recent visit to Silicon Valley, he found that both tech giants “can do more and know more than we had previously assumed.” He also added that both companies […]

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The U.S. government has pledged to offer around $3.9 billion over the next 10 years to help get self-driving cars into the hands of American consumers. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced the funding in Detroit this week, also pledging that U.S. lawmakers will help to refine regulations to clear the way of roadblocks. The money […]

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